|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1847|
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 1925|
Robert is my daughters' 2nd paternal Gr-Grandfather through his son Samuel Kimbul Pickens (1877-1954).
The third of at least five children born to Joseph C and Lucy (Walraven) Pickens of Yell Co AR, Robert married Mary E Wilson in 1865 in Yell Co AR.
Children with Mary:
1) William Andrew Pickens (1866-1939), m: Martha "Mattie" Louise Walker.
2) Cass Bianca Pickens (1867-1952), m1: Priscilla Ward, m2: Mary Cannon Massey, m3: Rebecca "Cinnie" Jane Evans.
3) Robert Andrew Pickens Jr (1869-1880)
4) Josephine Pickens (1871-1938), m: Mr Johnson.
5) Tennessee "Tennie" C Pickens (b: 1873)
6) Samuel "Sam" Kimbul Pickens (1876-1954), m: Martha "Mollie" Ella Womack.
7) James Edward "Ed" Pickens (1879-1943), m: Virginia Dukes.
8) John Thomas "JT" Pickens (1881-1910)
9) Metie "Mettie" Lee Pickens (1884-1922), m: Bertha Belle Baxter.
1870 Census-Magazine Twp Yell Co AR
1880 Census-Magazine Twp Yell Co AR
1900 Census-Magazine Twp Yell Co AR
1910 Census-Magazine Twp Yell Co AR
"DANVILLE POST DISPATCH, Nov 19, 1925-
R.A. Pickens was born in Mississippi August 1, 1847. He moved to AR in early life and was married in 1864 to Miss Mary Wilson, who passed from this life Feb. 13th, 1916. To this union were born 9 children, 4 of whom have crossed over death's river. The five surviving are: W.A. and C.B. Pickens of Chickalah Mountain; Mrs. W.R. Johnson and J.E. Pickens of Alpha, Ark.; S.K. Pickens of Wing, Ark.
"Mr Pickens was a member of the Baptist Church for 60 years. He died at the home of his son, J.E. Pickens, on November 9, 1925, at the advanced age of 78 years, three months and eight days.
"Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bice, after which the mortal remains were laid to rest in Mount George Cemetery, followed by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.
"The snows of many winters had fallen on Mr. Pickens head, but they found a crown of glory, because God's Word tells us of the hoary heads found in the way of righteousness. Methinks when the summons came and he entered the valley, he heard the words, "well done; enter into rest."
"The poet has said "Life is a bubble on a stream - a vision bright; a half remembered dream." God's Word say: "Your life is a vapor; as a flower of the field you flourish, and then pass away."
"Ah, let us pause a moment and realize that as that beautiful life went out it was triumphant over death; it was glorious, as his sweet spirit winged its flight to that home beyond the skies, there to bask forever and ever in the sunlight of eternal glory, as his faith and trust was in the one who said, "I am the resurrection and the life, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live".
"May God bless the precious daughter and dear sons for the never-fading flowers of love, kindness and attention they cast in their father's life. They will blossom and grow more beautiful in the ceaseless ages of eternity, the home of the saints. May God bless we grandchildren and fill every vacancy in our hearts.
"It had been more than two years since I last saw grandpa, and as I left him with tear-dimed (sic) eyes he said it would be the last time on earth he would see me. Ah, it was. But when the roll is called up yonder I hope to join him round the throne of God.
"Tis hard to part from those we love, and meet them on earth no more; but if we meet in heaven above, our grief will then be o'er. The former things all passed away, let endless ages roll; for Heaven's bright, unclouded day will satisfy the soul.
Joseph Cunningham Pickens (1806 - 1886)
Lucy Walraven Pickens (1810 - 1871)
Mary E Wilson Pickens (1845 - 1916)*
William Andrew Pickens (1865 - 1939)*
Cass Bianca Pickens (1867 - 1952)*
Samuel Kimbul Pickens (1877 - 1954)*
James Edward Pickens (1879 - 1943)*
John Thomas Pickens (1881 - 1910)*
Mettie Lee Pickens (1883 - 1922)*
Mount George Cemetery
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Feb 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48334022